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Hackley and Hume Historic Site

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Address: 484 West Webster Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49440
Phone Number: (231) 722-7578
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A view of the past

Both of these residences from the glory days of Lumbering in Muskegon has been painstakingly restored to museum quality and they really give you a feel for how "the other half... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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North Muskegon, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The Hackley and Hume homes are extremely amazing. The tour is a little short for what you are seeing, and it's not very interesting for younger children, but The houses are kept in amazing condition and the tour gives you tons of interesting information about the history of the city.

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Fremont, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I did not know that pineapples in a house were a sign of hospitality, but I learned that fact on this tour. After about the 3rd pineapple though, I kind of lost my enthusiasm. I broke away and browsed some library books. This house is interesting. Go in and see it if you pass it every day, but I wouldn't... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Both of these residences from the glory days of Lumbering in Muskegon has been painstakingly restored to museum quality and they really give you a feel for how "the other half" lived during this lumbering era. Sometimes it is open to the public for free but normally there is a small charge. For both tourists and those of us who... More 

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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Exquisite detailed hand carved woodwork. Beautiful homes bring you back to the late 1800's. Worth the tour and the tour guide did a great job of showing us around.

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Thank Jim M
Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Another must do if you come within 100 miles. See how the local lumber barons lived and learn about local history!

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Howell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Great historic tour! Not one, but TWO house tours. Our tour guide Leigha was very informative and the houses were wonderful to see. Each house, especially the Hackley house, has all hand-carved woodwork and hand-painted stencils get on the walls. The tour lasted a little over an hour and was well worth the price of admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The Hackley and Hume houses are well worth a visit. The tour starts with a short video in the carriage house. Both homes are beautifully restored and furnished. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave lots of information about the Hackley and Hume families and the craftsmanship of the homes. Admission is only $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This was a wonderful experience. Thie lavish Hackley House was decorated by 13 wood carvers. The walls were painted by hand using stencils. It had all kinds of amenities that were unheard of at the time. They had stem heat, indoor plumbing and a shower. They added a gas stove to upgrade from the coal stove. Their phone number was... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Havent been there in a few years, but it is a must see. Especially during Halloween or Christmas. The decor is jaw dropping. Take time on the tour to appreciate the craftsmanship of every detail of these homes. Victorian period themes. You just dont see this type of craftsmanship done in a home anymore.

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Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to visit if you appreciate detailed Craftsman ship of years past. The detailed trim work is unbelievable. Glad that these homes are being saved and shown to public

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